I am not sure what to make of John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian religion. Calvin makes many interesting point when he is talking about what kind of control God exercises over the world. Calvin has a way of trying to make you see his point. Calvin uses examples from the bible. As well as Calvin is trying to put the fear of god into everyone because of his different ideas that he believes in.
People thought “Fear God, Honor the King.” (Document 5) It meant that people should have faith in their Kings and fear the course that God has set for them. They believed that monarchs were sent to do the good deeds of god and that using their power for evil was a horrible sin. The honor and faith the people had for the rulers was another key factor that leads to the success of absolutism. Without their faith, many of the accomplishments of these monarchs would never have been
Socrates views escaping his unjust punishment as wrongful due to his gratitude, consistency, and loyalty to the laws and order of the government. The reasoning behind Socrates’ friends trying to persuade him to escape are validated through their arguments. First, the friends are worried about the opinions of others for it could look like the friends did nothing to try and help Socrates in this situation. For instance, Crito states that it’s not only a disaster that he will lose an exceptional friend like Socrates, but that Crito will “appear to most people, who don’t know you and me well, not to care- since I could’ve saved you” (pg 105). Although Crito and the rest
Even despite his creation of the world if we are to agree and follow God’s guidance without question this theory shows us that we are actually instead only undermining God’s goodness. Another major issue with the Divine Command Theory is the non–moral commandments listed in the Bible. If we were to strictly abide by the theory we would have to follow every command God makes as if it were moral code. Certain commands God makes are still applicable in every day life, the 10 commandments and even others can easily be followed by a dedicated individual. However it is when non-moral commands come to play where the DCT begins to lose its meaning.
2003. Web. 21 Sept. 2014 This book is more of a story with an enormous amount of information on Plato’s philosophy tangled in. There are many questions proposed, such as: why do men act justly? This is such a giant question in philosophy with a million answers and subcategories used to try and answer it.
The first defence was against the claim that he had corrupted the youth, “[I]t’s Meletus who is guilty of playing around with serious matters, of lightly bringing people to trial, and of professing to be seriously concerned about things he has never cared about at all” (Plato, Apology, 24c). By saying this is, Socrates addresses his opinion on Meletus, that Meletus is somebody who knows nothing about a situation, yet brings people to trial and pretends to be concerned about things, when in reality- he never cared. The second defence was against the claim that he philosophized cosmology. Meaning, he studied the earth, emphasizing that he never believed in a God, which made him look as if he lacked impiety. Socrates defence against this was, “You aren’t all convincing, Meletus, not even, it seems to me, to yourself.
To others, taking away Shylock’s religion and livelihood is not considered being merciful because they are punishing Shylock for trying to get what was rightfully his. This shows that the value of mercy is subjective, and differs from person to person. Furthermore, there is the important question of when and how much mercy should be shown. In this scene, Shylock is asked to give mercy when he has to reason to. However, the duke claims that he is merciful to Shylock, even though he is not obliged to.
He also presents his daring self through defying the gods. He believes he has the power to grant prayers. This becomes a flaw to Oedipus because he now believes he has outrun his fate when in reality he already fulfilled his fate. Oedipus is also impulsive, short-tempered, and tends to jump to conclusions. He becomes enraged when Tiresias refuses to share the truth and calls him “scum of the earth” (245).
8. 23). Faustus knows what the scripture says, but he abandons the meaning of it and takes it out of context. The “gift of God” that he leaves out and avoids is the truth that could save him from damnation, but we see Faustus give in to those fleshly desires instead of clinging to Christian values and Christ’s promise. Because his pride and ego push these values aside, we see that Faustus is striving for more than what he feels his doctorate can give
The only way to stop the curse is by changing his beliefs and not going through with killing his sons wife. This is hard for Creon to listed to due to his stubborn and self centered personality. Teiresias is a old prophet who is blind and respected. The prophet comes out saying “All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong…. the only crime is pride” ( Teiresias 232).